Ingalls, George Alan, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B20, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /A Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Specialist 4



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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norco, CA
Last Address
Hanford, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Crestlawn Memorial Park - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 035

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1966-1967, 11B20, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division /A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended 
Riverside Community College
  1964-1965, Riverside Community College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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Medal of Honor citation



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4 Ingalls, a member of Company A, accompanied his squad on a night ambush mission. Shortly after the ambush was established, an enemy soldier entered the killing zone and was shot when he tried to evade capture. Other enemy soldiers were expected to enter the area, and the ambush was maintained in the same location. Two quiet hours passed without incident, then suddenly a hand grenade was thrown from the nearby dense undergrowth into the center of the squad's position. The grenade did not explode, but shortly thereafter a second grenade landed directly between Sp4 Ingalls and a nearby comrade. Although he could have jumped to a safe position, Sp4 Ingalls, in a spontaneous act of great courage, threw himself on the grenade and absorbed its full blast. The explosion mortally wounded Sp4 Ingalls, but his heroic action saved the lives of the remaining members of his squad. His gallantry and selfless devotion to his comrades are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon Sp4 Ingalls, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

   
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Julia Mabey, His past sweetheart, I miss you. I loved you
Nov 8, 2012
   
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